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Senate: Health, Hospitals and Human Services

July 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am


The committee has scheduled a meeting to receive updates from the Veterans Affairs, Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center as well as Schneider Regional Medical Center

The committee will also receive testimony on the following bills:

Bill No. 33-0246 – An Act amending Title 19, chapter 45, of the Virgin Islands Code adding subchapter VI relating to maternal mental health (Proposed by Sen. Allison DeGazon)

Bill No. 33-0343 – An Act to amend Title 19 of the Virgin Islands Code establishing minimum criteria for members of the Virgin Islands Government and Health Facilities Corporation Board, decreasing the number of its members and increasing the stipend of its board members (Proposed by Senator Kurt A. Vialet)

LUNCH – Noon to 1 p.m.

1 p.m.

Bill No. 33-0103 – An Act amending the following provisions of the Virgin Islands Code:

(1), Title 3, chapter, 25, subchapter VI, by adding a new section 583d providing for maternity, paternity and adoption leave for government employees;

(2) Title 19, part I, chapter 7, by adding new sections 154, 155 and 156 providing for learning evaluation of children, postpartum care and minimum standards of health care for incarcerated women and men;

(3) Title 19, part IV, chapter 37, subchapter II, section 831(a), by establishing a new procedure for obtaining and initial birth certificate;

(4) Title 17, chapter 11, section 130 and Title 17, chapter 9, subchapter I, section 87, by prohibiting the use of corporal punishment; and

(5) Title 17, chapter 9, subchapter I, by adding a new section 86a providing for paid time off from work so that parents may visit their children’s schools; and providing that certain health care facilities hire discharge planners no later than January 2020 (Proposed by Senator Janelle K. Sarauw; co-sponsored by Senator Myron D. Jackson)

Bill No. 33-0348 – An Act amending Title 27, Virgin Islands Code, chapter 1, subchapter I, relating to licensing of medical professionals to provide a two-year licensure period amending subchapter 11b to repeal provisions that appear in subchapter 1 and provisions that have become obsolete; and amending subchapter 11b, section50i to allow physician assistants to prescribe, dispense and administer Schedule II through V narcotic drugs and non-narcotic drugs to the extent delegated by a physician (Proposed by Senator Janelle K. Sarauw)

Bill No. 33-0283 – An Act amending Title 19, Virgin Islands Code, chapter 7, by designating the existing sections as subchapter I and adding s subchapter II implementing a program to test children for abnormal spinal curvature (Proposed by Senator Steven D. Payne Sr.)

Amendment 33-144 – To increase the fine and penalties relative to the unsanitary conditions of business establishments

Updates from Veterans Affairs, Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center, Schneider Regional Medical Center on healthcare treatments for U.S. Virgin Islands veterans

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July 22, 2020
9:00 am
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Earle B. Ottley Legislative Hall
St. Thomas, + Google Map